EY appoints Andy Baldwin as new Global Managing Partner

25 March 2019 Consultancy.uk

EY has announced the appointment of a new Global Managing Partner in Client Service to succeed Carmine Di Sibio. London-based Andy Baldwin will assume the position when Di Sibio becomes the next EY Global Chair and CEO from 1 July 2019.

When EY’s popular Global Chair and CEO Mark Weinberger announced he would step down from the role in Summer 2019, it kicked off a reshuffle across the top of the company. Following a succession process which saw the Big Four firm vet a diverse slate of candidates, EY eventually selected Carmine Di Sibio to take over the reins from Weinberger. In turn, that saw the firm commence a search to find a replacement for Di Sibio in his old role of Global Managing Partner – Client Service.

Now, EY has announced that Andy Baldwin has been appointed to take up that position as of 1 July 2019. In this role, Baldwin will be responsible for leading go-to-market and client activities. He will also have overall leadership for the three EY geographic areas and four service lines which include 200,000 client servers.

EY appoints Andy Baldwin as new Global Managing Partner

Baldwin, who is originally from Liverpool, is currently EY EMEIA Area Managing Partner, a post he has held since 2016, playing a key role in the formulation of EY’s strategic priorities in the region during that time. In this capacity, he leads EY across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, including member firms in 98 countries with revenues of US$13.9 billion in revenue, and a headcount of more than 115,000.

Over his 21 years with EY, Baldwin has also been a senior advisor for many of the firm’s largest clients. Prior to his current role, Baldwin also enjoyed a lengthy career advising the financial services industry, having previously served as Regional Managing Partner for the EY Financial Services Organisation in the EMEIA region. In that position he oversaw the company’s financial services portfolio across 14 markets. Before joining EY, Baldwin also held senior level roles at Capgemini and IBM, having commenced his career with Commercial Union (now Aviva).

Commenting on the appointment, Mark Weinberger said, “Andy has done a great job in his EMEIA role, executing our global strategy and bringing together diverse groups and regions to work cohesively towards our strategic priorities. I look forward to seeing the additional contributions he will make to the organisation in this role with a global scope.”

Carmine Di Sibio, added, “I am confident that Andy is the right person for the role. He has played a key part in the formulation of our global strategic priorities and the creation of new technology-enabled services. Andy has also put our priorities into execution in a big, complex market landscape across EMEIA. I look forward to working more closely with Andy in his new capacity and to his continued success.”

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.